Grieving mum of murdered Julie Finley begs ‘A Confession’ maniac Christopher Halliwell to help solve killing

Grieving mum of murdered Julie Finley begs ‘A Confession’ maniac Christopher Halliwell to help solve killing

- in Uk News

THE GRIEVING mum of a 23-year-old woman whose murder remains unsolved is begging police to investigate new evidence linking killer Christopher Halliwell.

Evil Halliwell, who is serving life for the murder of Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Godden, drove a white van similar to the one spotted at the scene of Julie Finley’s unsolved murder, it has emerged.

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Julie Finley was reportedly abducted in 1994[/caption]

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A witness has linked murderer Christopher Halliwell to other killings[/caption]

Julie’s naked body was found dumped in a carrot field in St Helens, Merseyside, in August 1994, after she was snatched in Liverpool city centre.

Her mum Patricia Finley spoke out for the first time in years this weekend.

She told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m being told he worked up here at the time and he had a white van.

“This was not far from the Rainford Bypass where he was working. I’m definitely interested in finding out about this new connection.

“Police should investigate and go and speak to Halliwell. He could then deny or admit it.”


A witness told The Mirror Halliwell, 55, who is depicted in the ITV drama ‘A confession’, stayed in Aughton, Lancashire, just four miles from the field where Julie’s body was dumped.

The witness claimed Halliwell worked as a window fitter, from Monday to Friday before returning to his home town of Swindon.

They said the killer would have driven a 1986 made, D reg Ford Transit van, like the one spotted near the scene of Julie’s murder.

Halliwell could have also killed Carol Clark, Jackie Waines and Yvonne Fitt, according to the witness.

In all the unsolved cases, the victims were lone women, probably lured into a vehicle in an urban area and then dumped in a rural spot.

Halliwell was given a full life term in 2016 for the sexually motivated murder of Becky Godden-Edwards, 20, almost four years after being jailed for killing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan.

I think police could do more to investigate this

Patricia Finley

The devastated mum, who lives in Kirkdale, said: “I think police could do more to investigate this.

“Can’t they go and question Halliwell?

“He was working up that end and had a white van, and he drove his taxi every weekend.

“Everything seems the same. Julie’s clothes were never found, they were taken by the killer as some sort of trophy.”

Julie was last seen at around 10.30pm on August 5, 1994, near the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

She was seen talking to a white man, of average build, aged in his 20s or 30s.

Her body was found by a cyclist the following day.

There was no indication that she had been murdered where she was found.

A witness who came forward at the time said he saw a young woman arguing with a man at about 12.30am on August 6 outside the Wheatsheaf public house in Rainford, just yards from where her body was found.

Becky Godden-Edwards was murdered by Christopher Halliwell in 2003
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Christopher Halliwell was sentenced for the murder of Sian O’Callaghan in 2012
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Police believe Halliwell may have been involved in the disappearance of other women
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